Recycling is one of the most important things we can do to help save our planet. Over 90% of natural kraft paper is made with FSC certified fiber in America. What does that mean? First, we need to understand what “natural” means in natural kraft paper. It means that the fibers used to make the paper have not been chemically whitened or bleached. The pulp used to make a sheet of natural kraft paper comes from mechanical or thermal chemical processing of wood or other plant materials. Most of the smoking companies now use natural kraft paper for custom pre roll boxes.
FSC-certified fiber means the fibers come from responsibly managed forests:
FSC-certified fiber means the fibers come from responsibly managed forests. It’s good because you know that trees are not cut down needlessly and that forests are managed. There is some cross-contamination of fibers from one type of forest to another, but this is usually to maintain uniformity in width, density, and color among different types of paper. But other FSC-certified forest fibers do not cross-contaminate. They are too small to have a big impact on the environment, so they cannot be counted towards the global KFC footprint.PVC is a substance that we can recycle. When you recycle it, you get something called “manufactured plastic.” But the plastic is just a shell. It looks like the outside of a PVC pipe with a soft inside. When light shines on it, the inside of the pipe goes away and what’s left behind is black and more difficult to wash.
So, after PVC is melted and extracted from the earth and mixed with concrete to make new roads and buildings, we’re left with a landfill full of “solid” plastic. While “aluminum” and other metals are in their separate piles, they’re mixed in with PVC (plastic), and some of them end up in landfills. Download this picture for more information! Woodworkers use an “X” to get the fibers into the paper.
Recycled kraft paper is stronger and more durable than new paper:
Recycled paper is a good way to fix the problem. The paper is more durable and can be recycled again and again. We can make it from old kraft boxes, and it’s a good choice instead of regular paper. We can reuse paper that consists of materials that are good for the environment. The more we reuse paper, the less we will throw it away. In the 10th-grade science classroom, students tell us that we can recycle waste after using chemicals to extract oil from any material. But before we can recycle anything, it needs to be used again. First, the paper has to be extracted. Then we need to convert it into new paper or lamination before recycling. More still needs to happen before the paper can be reusable for recycling.
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The U.S. Forest Service is part of the Department of Agriculture, and it looks at how much it costs to recycle paper. They have data from the early 1980s to today. Please look at the chart below that has information on how much it costs to produce paper from 1975 through 2009.
Scientists are not pulling data from the EPA:
The EPA doesn’t have a contract with them. So, their data isn’t as good as if some engineers are pulling it at the Department of Interior’s Scientific Research and Development Center. From 1975 through 2009, the price of printed circuit boards (PCBs) went up 14 times. So, it costs $7 to make a 1-pound box. But we are taking many tons of PCBs away to landfills each year. The cost for raising cabinet boxes to store the boxes is coming down. However, we can buy kraft boxes for less than $10. Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees, 2 million gallons of water, 4,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity, and 3 cubic yards of landfill space. A recycler is someone who saves these things by recycling paper.
Do you know how much ink a postcard uses? Or how much cardboard 100 envelopes or fewer takes up? We can recycle these materials. When companies make paper, they use a lot of ink and toner. In the past, recycling was turning that ink and toner into new paper or wood pulp. Recycling has improved because there are new technologies to help with it. But not all companies can do it. Most don’t use the new technologies instead of paper that we cannot recycle. Even though we are recycling these materials as responsible people, they are not very friendly to the environment when they go back to making more materials.
Natural kraft is an eco-friendly packaging option for your business because it:
People who care about the environment want to use less energy. Eighty percent of people say they want to buy products that help the environment. More than half of people say they will pay more for products that are environmentally friendly. When you recycle natural kraft paper, and you use FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) paper, you can do these things. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an organization that makes sure that we make paper in an environmentally-responsible way. Paper companies use FSC to make sure they do not harm the earth. The standards of the FSC ensure that paper products are safe for the environment and people. The reusable paper helps us to stop carbon dioxide. Furthermore, it uses less water, less energy, and less ground space than virgin paper products.
Recycling and re-purposing requirements change over time. As we update the standard with each new version, recycling and repurposing requirements change over time. FSC requires all participating manufacturers to recycle and re-purpose 99% of their kraft paper, with a general limit of 999,990,000 fibers per kilogram. FSC also has restrictions. For example, they require a device to detect and count each cubic meter of pulp. FSC will accept reusable paper, but you need to report the number of reuses at the end of each year.
As you can see, there are many benefits to recycling natural kraft boxes. The increasing demand for this type of packaging is helping to reduce the number of trees. However, we no need to cut down trees and ultimately leads to a greener planet! So, what do you think? Is it time for your company or business to switch up their materials to help save our environment? You, too, can recycle cigarette boxes because they are recyclable.